My Colorado 14ers

On May 17, 2022 I became the sixth pilot to have flown above all of Colorado’s 14ers – exactly 4 years and 1 day since I started the challenge in 2018.

It is the greatest soaring challenge in Colorado and a brainchild of SSB pilot Colin Barry and had been open to any pilot since 2008.

A full account of my 14er journey can be found here along with rules and practical tips for how to prepare for this epic adventure.

Below is a list of all of the peaks, grouped by Mountain Range and altitude.  Links to flight traces show the route I took to fly above each peak.

Here’s a video of a flight over 12 Fourteeners in the Sawatch Range including Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert, which is also the second highest mountain in the contiguous United States.

Front Range (6 Peaks)

Tenmile Range ( 1 Peak)

Mosquito Range (5 Peaks)

Sawatch Range (15 Peaks)

Elk Mountains (7 Peaks)

Sangre de Cristo Range (10 Peaks)

San Juan Mountains (14 Peaks)

Here is a link to a very inspiring and instructional presentation given by Tom Zoellner, one of the five pilots who completed the Fourteener Challenge before me.  Watch if you want to know what it takes to complete one of soaring’s greatest adventures.